Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara have been told they can go home, as an approaching storm offered hope the flames would be doused.
A wildfire burning on southern California mountains north of Santa Barbara has forced as many as 6,300 people from their homes.
A woman in Australia walked into a wildfire to save a badly burnt koala.
Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas, with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors.
Scores of wildfires continue to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes, some for the second time in a week.
At least three people are dead, several remain missing and dozens have been injured as wildfires continue to raze Australia’s drought-stricken east coast.
Californian authorities have lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress on a large blaze that led to thousands of people fleeing homes and farms north-west of Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state.
Firefighters have struggled to contain a big southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend.
A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, gusty weather and deliberate blackouts.